Saturday, January 27, 2007

Los Altos Art Docents

Jim welcomed the Los Altos Art Docents to his studio last week. They do a wonderful job teaching and introducing art in our local elementary schools. The kids and teachers are always excited to see an art docent arrive, brushes and tools in hand, and some pretty amazing work is produced by the end of class.

The art docents meet weekly to learn new skills, and often ask professional artists to speak to their group about their work. The volunteers promote art appreciation through hands-on art lessons and art appreciation lessons. The art is curriculum-based, the docents are volunteers, and the program is in its 37th year. Each year they hold a Student Art Show.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Crystal Springs, Soaring Gulls

Crystal Springs, Soaring Gulls oil paintingCrystal Springs Watershed brings fresh water from Hetch Hetchy Dam, high in the Sierras in Yosemite National Park. Seagulls swirl, forming tall funnels above the water as seen in this oil painting by Jim Promessi. Crystal Springs provides water for the San Francisco Bay Area. Sawyer Camp Trail is a great biking and hiking area which extends along the eastern side.

Crystal Springs, Soaring Gulls
oil 30" x 36"